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Information for Parents

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On this page we have provided some important information for parents on school times, school rules, packed lunches, food dudes policies, organisations in the area that you may be interested in or you might find useful. 

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School Times

Réalt Na Mara Girls NS School times are as follows:
9.10am: School begins
1.50pm:School finishes for Junior/Senior Infants
2.50pm: School finishes for First-Sixth Class

School Calendar 2022-2023


School Calendar for September 2022-2023

Advice for Parents

Nut Free Zone

Please remember that Réalt na Mara G.N.S is a peanut free zone. We have pupils with severe nut allergies. Please do not bring any peanuts, tree nuts or any food containing nuts (including Manhattan Popcorn and Nature Valley Bars) into the school. Please ensure your child washes their hands and brushes their teeth before entering the school if they have been in contact with peanuts or tree nuts that day.


Packed Lunches

Lunch is an important meal for school going children. Please click on the link below for tips on providing a healthy lunch for your child.
Packed lunches




Please click on the link for a list of prayers:


School Rules

The following is a list of our school rules:
School Rules


Meath Job Club

Meath Job Club is a free service for unemployed job seekers offering practical advice and support on how to get a job. The weekly drop-in service takes place in the Family Resource Centre, Triton Rd, Bettystown.
Please click on the link below for information on their weekly drop-in service:
Meath Job Club


Food Dude Ideas

Please click on link below for Ideas and Tips on the second phase of Food Dudes.
Tips and Ideas


Primary Language Curriculum Information

Click on below link for more information.
Primary Language Curriculum


School Policies

For a list of all School Policies, please go to 'About us'  and then the 'Policies' section of this website.


Revised Food Pyramid Information
Food Pyramid Information Leaflet
Food Pyramid Poster





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Rainbows Ireland

Rainbows Ireland provides group support for children experiencing grief and loss following a breavement, parental separation and relationship breakdown. The nine week programmes supports the rebuilding of self-esteem, trust, confidence and resilience. Rainbows is a free service, funded by Tusla in local communities. For more information please see or telephone 01-4734175.


Laytown/Bettystown Family Res Centre

We here, at the Family Resource Centre, offer a range of supports and services. Please feel free to drop in for a chat and join us in a safe, confidential and friendly environment.
Services available are:


Parenting Programmes


(Birth- 12 months)


Parents and Babies Programme: Parents learn how to help their babies feel loved, safe, and secure. They also learn to encourage their babies’ physical and language development.

(1-6 years) Early Years Programme

A practical and positive parenting course promoting confidence, learning and good behaviour in young children aged 1 to 6 years.

 years) Swings and Slides


This peer support programme focuses on the physical, social, emotional and mental well-being of both parents and children. It builds on skills as playing with your child, talking and listening, positive discipline and health promotion.

(Adolescents) Parents Plus


This is a practical and positive guide to managing behaviour problems and promoting children's learning and confidence aged 11 to 16 years.

For more information see: or telephone 041-9812230/ 08764433


Websites and Apps

List of useful websites and apps


Pick and choose ones that best suit your child.


Useful websites and apps

NCCA Website


For some helpful tips please consult the NCCA website ->

This will outline the curriculum in all subjects and highlights what is taught at each class level. It can also explain assessment and what standardised tests and sten scores are.

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